Students will get a small slip to note their seating preferences. Can be used throughout the year.
Gives students the opportunity to voice the following:
-Classmates they feel they would work well by
-Classmates they don't feel they would work well by
-Classmates they would like to get to know better
Suggestion: only the teacher will see these so the kids don't have to worry about who they do and don't write down on their student preference form.
I do this throughout the year and spend time pairing/grouping students up according to their suggestions and what I know about the kids!